We love visiting Mediterranean islands and were excited to try out Ibiza. I had a really hard time finding a hotel that met our qualifications. We wanted something that would be great for a younger couple seeking some relaxation- small, luxurious, away from the really tourist-heavy areas, with great rooms and views (preferably an ocean view). We found this at Hotel Village.
We booked a double room Imperial, which was 220Eu for May. I think that was a good price, after vetting a fair number of the other small hotels on the island. We had a fantastic view of a little cove, and overlooked the pool. Our terrace really made the room, with a large umbrella, lounge chairs and a table with chairs, and had two doors opening into both the bathroom and bedroom area. The room was nice and airy, and just felt really comfortable. There were windows in every little corner of the room contributing to the beautiful light we had from morning until dusk.
The included breakfast was great with lots of options, including made to order pancakes (which for other Americans reading this were more like crepes than buttermilk pancakes you may be used to) and eggs. And there was a lot of standard European offerings: fresh baked pastries, meat/cheese, fruit, yogurt, cereal, etc. They also served delicious coffee beverages and the servers were so sweet and friendly, and spoke great English. There seemed to be someone always available to help at the bar if you wanted a drink, and it stayed open late a lot of nights.
You will definitely need to rent a car if you stay on this part of the island; it's pretty remote. Driving back after dinner at night can be interesting as it's super dark on those windy roads. We love to rent cars in the places we travel, so we did not consider this to be a negative. Parking in the resort towns can be really challenging, so get the smallest car possible.
We visited in May, and while the air temperature was comfortable, the Mediterranean and the pool were freezing cold. There were people getting in the pool (and the ocean), so this obviously affects some more than others. Overall the weather was great and we did not need reservations even at some of the more sought after restaurants like Villa Mercedes or Sa Capella. I did wear a light scarf with my dresses at night, but was otherwise comfortable and even managed to get a little sunburned.
My main complaint about the hotel was the shower and the towels in our room. The towels were definitely not the worst I've used in Europe, but they were small and thin. I really didn't like the design of the shower/tub, with the shower head in the middle of the tub, and the curtain desperately needed to be replaced. I also found the two twin size duvets on the bed a little strange, but I guess this way my husband didn't hog the covers at night. None of this would not keep me from booking the room or the hotel, though, as we liked nearly everything else about it.
We really liked Ibiza, but would not willingly stay on the east side of the island. The southwest part of the island had terrific beaches, fabulous views from the roads, was much less crowded, and lacked the tacky looking resorts we saw in Playa Bossa and Santa Eularia. It was a shock to see so many people at the Hippy Market in Santa Eularia, as the corner of the island we were staying on was so empty comparatively.
Hotel Village was a really good choice for us and I would definitely recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beauty.The 4-star Hotel Village is situated away from the tourist centres yet very close to some of Ibiza's most beautiful beaches and bays. The owner-managed hotel with a family atmosphere is the ideal place for a break offering complete quiet and relaxation while enjoying first-class, individual service. Tranquility.Located in the middle of fragrant-smelling pine forests on the original west coast of Ibiza is the exclusive, 4-star hotel village. Here, you will experience an unforgettable stay full of beauty and romance in a stylish atmosphere with a breathtaking view. Ibiza.The very small "Isla Blanca" will surprise you with even greater diversity. White sandy beaches, steep rocky coastlines, nature conservation areas as well as urban flair and exciting night life. With the highest number of hours of sunshine in the Balearic Islands, Ibiza tempts you to enjoy an unforgettably diverse holiday at any time of the year. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Village Ibiza Spain